For the first time since 2019, The Governor’s Residence at the Boettcher Mansion has been adorned with holiday decorations, and is open to the public.

Colorado Governor Jared Polis’ staff and volunteers decked the halls of the 1908 building at 400 East Eighth Avenue over the span of two days with a 1950’s holiday theme. “The 2022 theme is a shiny and bright holiday, to represent the optimism we feel for Colorado’s future,” Polis said in a statement. Polis does not live at the residence; instead living with his family in Boulder. Polis and his husband, Marlon Reis, are Jewish, so menorahs for Hanukkah are sprinkled in with traditional Christmas decorations and ornaments that are over 60 years old throughout the display, creating a holiday display for all. The former private residence of the famed Boettcher family is described on as “for use by Governors since 1960, serving both as a family home, and site for official Governor’s functions. The 2006 renovation of the original Carriage House, and addition of the Tebo Visitors Center and Viki and Jack Thompson Gardens, has brought this stately house to a new level of beauty and service to the people of Colorado.”

Tours will be available from noon to 3 p.m. through Sunday, Dec. 18; the public can register for a tour here.